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“A different style of wine bar”
Review of The Black Bottle

The Black Bottle
Ranked #2 of 18 Nightlife in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1,019 reviews
526 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
“A different style of wine bar”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

A very different place to go for a drink or two on a night out. The concept is quite unusual - self service wines paid for with a pre-charged card that is purchased on entry. There is a good choice of wine to suit all preferences and price ranges set out over two floors in small, cosy, intimate rooms - a really lovely and different place to visit on a night out.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quirky, quiet night out”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Went on a quiet Tuesday night, friendly staff, really lovely decor and interior design - cosy, intimate and quirky.
Quite pricey wines, but enjoyed the novelty of using a card and the self service element. There is a kit full of scents in a vile, to help you identify what wines you might enjoy based on smell, which was thoroughly enjoyable in itself! Will definitely return on a special occasion.

Visited September 2013
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Brighton
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74 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing - brilliant concept, brilliant fun”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Love this bar. Gorgeous people, amazing choice of wine, beautiful decor - can't wait to come back. We started out at the Black Rat (wonderful food and service) then the Black Boy (the most interestingly crazy but wonderful pub) then, finally, the Black Bottle. Brilliant people, brilliant selection, brilliant fun. If you like wine, it's a must visit! Can't wait to come back.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique wine bar”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

I really like to concept and great choice of wines on offer,separated out into different cosy rooms which is lovely.
Wide range of wines on offer in terms of price which gives opportunity to try wines I wouldn't usually just in case I didn't like them.
Not had the food but looked nice ,sharing platters of meat and cheese,plus special themed nights advertised

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Worst wine Bar I have ever been in”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

In all my years I have never had the misfortune to go to a worst place.
The staff were friendly and happily took my money for a "Wine credit card "without any proper explanation of the system. The wine is dispensed from some wall mounted cabinets,minumum charge 85p for a taster,£4.00 plus for a very small glass of wine, £6.00 plus for a medium glass of wine this is after you have trawled the building to find something you wish to drink in the poor lighting up and down stairs,that is if you can even get into the room.
If then as we had other places to go I approached the bar staff with my "credit" card to be told that the did not give refunds for unspent credit.So £10.00 for a glass of luke warm white wine
in my opinion a rip off. never again be warned

Visited September 2013
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